We gave a presentation at the Massachusetts Educators of English language learners 2018 Conference! The session was “Call Me (Maybe): The Potential of Mobile Phones to Facilitate English Language Learning in High School Students”. Thank you Mary Beth Barilla for presenting with us!
On October 17-18th, we attended the Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE Semifinalist Team Summit. Masako gave a talk about user engagement. It was really nice to join the XPRIZE community. There are lots of possibilities for adult literacy!
We are so excited to announce that Lyriko is a semifinalist in the Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE.
The Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE competition was launched to address the needs of the 36 million American adults with low English literacy. Current programs are place-based and serve only about 2 million adults per year. 109 teams submitted mobile solutions. Lyriko was honored to be chosen as one of 8 semifinalist teams to be tested in 3 cities over a 12 month period for their effectiveness in moving this population’s reading level forward.
Low English literate adults have difficulty navigating things like job applications, health care and tax forms, prescription labels, as well as reading a child a bedtime story, all of which have both social and economic implications for them and their children.
Lyriko was on TV!
Lyriko was on TV! “Innovation Showcase” on NewTV interviewed Skylight Games about Lyriko.
Thank you for waiting! We just released learning Japanese version! Please download from these links, and let us know how you like it!
Why did we make a Japanese version of “Lyriko: Learn Languages with Music?”
For Japanese learners, it’s a big challenge to remember all the characters and learn both polite and casual expressions. Lyriko makes learning Japanese fun and relaxing! Because the writing systems are such a challenge, we broke them down into two stages:
Beginner uses only Hiragana and Katakana, with English transcriptions. These are the phonetic writing systems, with fewer characters.
Advanced introduces Kanji, supported by Hiragana transcriptions. Kanji has many more characters, but keep at it!
This release includes 17 songs from beginner to advanced level, and each song can be played in easier and harder ways.
Have fun learning Japanese!